Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and Fountain

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and Fountain

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Garden in Kensington Gardens in central London, is a lovely place for children to play, with giant pirate ship and teepees for exploring and lots more.


A huge wooden pirate ship is the amazing centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There’s plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too. The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together and seeks to provide for the physical, creative, social and educational development of your children.¬†Children up to the age of 12 are allowed in the playground.

Near the playground is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. This is a shallow ring of water, suitable for paddling and sitting on the edge to refresh your feet.

To ensure safety and security of children, only adults supervising children up to the age of 12 will be admitted.

Children should not be allowed to enter or leave the playground without an adult carer.

On busy days when playground reaches full capacity, queue management will be in place. This is dictated by Health and Safety reasons.

On warm, sunny days the queue can start as early as 10:30am and last until the last admission time.

Waiting times can range between 15 minutes up to one hour.

Opening Times


  • May – August: 10.00 – 19.45
  • April and September: 10.00 – 18.45
  • March & early October: 10.00 – 17.45
  • February & late October: 10.00 – 16.45
  • November – January: 10.00 – 15.45

Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time. The playground is closed on the 25th December.



  • April – August: 10.00 – 20.00
  • September: 10.00 – 19.00
  • March and October: 10.00 – 18.00
  • November – February: 10.00 – 16.00

The area may be closed off during extremely cold or severe weather conditions.



  • Buggy park
  • Baby changing facilities
  • All year